Delton V. Armstrong, 85, Jefferson City, Mo., formerly of Nevada, Mo., passed away on Sunday, July 13, 2008, at the Capital Regional Medical Center, Jefferson City, Mo.. He was born June 9, 1923, in Joplin, Mo., to Delton V. Armstrong and Wilma Irene Wood Armstrong. He married Norma Lee Brown on Jan. 3, 1944, in Encino, Calif., and she survives of the home.
Delton lived his early years in Nevada where he attended Nevada schools. He was inducted in the U.S. Army on Feb. 5, 1943. He was trained at the War Dog Reception Training School and served as a dog handler in the Office of Strategic Service. Delton served in the China/Burma/India theatre. He was decorated with the Good Conduct Medal, World War II Victory Ribbon, American Theatre Ribbon, Asiatic Pacific Theatre Ribbon, and China War Memorial Ribbon and Badge. He was honorably discharged on Jan. 7, 1946, at the rank of Tech 4. His occupations included working as a horse trainer with his father, a security guard for Westinghouse in Kansas City, Mo., and a police officer for the Nevada Police Department. He retired after 26 years as a sales representative for Kraft Foods in October of 1985. Delton was a member of the American Legion, VFW, and Masons. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing, and spending time with his family.
Survivors in addition to his wife Norma include four sons, Lane Armstrong and his wife Lynne Kay, Lake Ozark, Mo., Lynn Armstrong and his wife Carla, Jefferson City, Mo., Lance Armstrong and his wife Marcella, Jefferson City, Mo., and Brad Armstrong, Jefferson City, Mo.; six grandchildren, Jason Armstrong, Lake Ozark, Mo., Claire Armstrong and Chloe Armstrong, Jefferson City, Mo., Alicia Armstrong, Jefferson City, Mo., Carrie Wilburn and Jill Allen, St. Louis, Mo.; five great-grandchildren, Kyle Wilburn, Justin Wilburn, Alex Wilburn, and Sarah Wilburn, all of Jefferson City, Mo., and Jackson Allen, Jefferson City, Mo. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be held at noon on Wednesday, July 16, at Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, with pastor David Rorabaugh officiating. Interment will follow in Antioch Cemetery, Vernon County, Mo. Friends may call now and until the hour of service and the family receives friends 11 a.m.-noon on Wednesday at the funeral home.
Those who wish may contribute to the American Lung Association, the American Heart Association, charity of the donor's choice, or Antioch Cemetery Perpetual Care in care of Ferry Funeral Home, Nevada, Mo.
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